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Open House 2016

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When Virginia Beach’s most talented and inspirational wedding industry pros come together, you’re promised nothing short of magic.  As we hosted our second annual Open House at The Lesner Inn, we realized how these pros can truly turn our venue into something out of a fairy tale.  Our building boasts breathtaking & intimate waterfront views of the Lynnhaven River, but these wedding gurus turned a blank canvas within our walls into a masterpiece!  While vendors like Astro DJ played our favorite lyrical hits in both of our spaces, guests mixed & mingled over Lesner Inn’s light hors d’oeuvres (& delicious champagne punch).  Palette of Petals, Isha Events, Waterford Event Rentals and Stage Right Lighting dressed the venue from head to toe, creating a romantic feel throughout the building.  Guests left pleased with light and airy treats by Incredible Edibles, Just Cupcakes, and Twisted Sisters.  And they even got a snap shot souvenir from SnapQube Photo booth! The afternoon in this winter wonderland left newlyweds pleased.  If you missed it, don’t worry, we’re still accepting tours & have plenty of information for local’s favorite vendors! Call today: 757-481-1122

Check out some of the photos shown below from our Open House courtesy of Virginia Ashley Photography!

Foyer Images:

Twisted Sisters Cupcakes was front and center in Lesner Inn’s foyer, where they offered red velvet, chocolate, and lemon cream cupcakes.  We may have snuck a few after the event, and we have to say these miniature cupcakes sure can pack a punch!  Thank you to Twisted Sisters for participating, and letting us steal a few samples!

We at the Lesner Inn showcased our centerpieces and rental items as well!  To see more of what we have to offer, check out our Rental Items Hand Out!

Waterside Deck Images:

Just Cupcakes had a beautiful assortment of desserts in the Waterside Deck!  They all looked delicious, but what our guests were all raving about were the cake pops!  We’re so glad that Just Cupcakes was able to participate in this year’s event!

Virginia Ashley Photography had a beautiful display of her work, and we’re so glad that our Open House was her first experience at a bridal show/open house!  We hope you enjoyed this experience, and look forward to working with you in the future!

RSVP Stationary showcased their work at our Open House as well!  From save the dates to any other signage you can imagine, they can provide fun and creative signs for your event!  They even made the signage for our Open House!  Thanks RSVP!

Isha Foss is a master of decor, and she completely transformed the Waterside Deck into a rustic romance!  Check out more photos of Isha’s work (photographed by Matthew Boozer Photography) below:

We wish we had more photos of the amazing pendant lights hung in our Waterside Deck by Stage Right Lighting (photo above)!  They’re such a simple way to add romantic lighting to your cocktail hour or reception in the Waterside Deck!  Also huge shout out to Stage Right Lighting for all of the uplighting and other decor you contributed to this event!  You’re always such a joy to work with, and we love hearing all of the creative new ideas you bring to the table!

Lesner Hall Images:

Incredible Edibles Bakery brought beach themed cakes to a whole new level!  With four tiers of cake covered in white chocolate sea shells, this cake will have your sweet tooth on edge!  We always love the work that Incredible Edibles Bakery brings to the Lesner Inn!  Thanks for participating!

SnapQube Photo booths are a great way to loosen your guests up!  With silly sayings and attire, SnapQube makes photo strips that your guests will want to keep forever!  We hope our guests enjoyed testing out this fun photo booth at our Open House!

Echard Wheeler (left) and Dustin Lewis (right) photography showcased their work in the Lesner Hall as well!  Potential brides and grooms flocked to witness what these photographers can do!  Thanks for participating fellas!

We were so thrilled to have Pure English, one of House of Maya’s many wedding gown stores, participate in this year’s Open House.  Their gowns are so unique, and their staff is so willing to help you find the perfect gown for your wedding day!  We were also lucky enough to have our venue featured in House of Maya’s first edition of their new magazine, The Wedding Planner!  Check out the spread here!

Waterford Event Rentals and Palette of Petals did an amazing job of using natural tones in our Lesner Hall to compliment the scenic view of the Lynnhaven River!  If you want to see this view, you’re going to have to come see it for yourself!

Thank you to all of the vendors who helped us to make this event such a success!  We wish we could work with you all every weekend, and hope that all of you who attended our Open House will think of them when planning your event with us at the Lesner Inn!

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What People are Saying

  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
    ENTIRE VENUE

    We had such an amazing wedding at the Lesner this past weekend. With all of the hurdles we had to go through with COVID protocols, Alexis, Kim, and Lindsey went above and beyond to make our day feel normal- and it was PERFECT! They were so attentive to detail and helpful with things I had not thought of during the planning process. They took care of every detail and we had nothing to worry about on the day of Our wedding except showing up. I even had some last minute changes to decor that they were able to help with. The food was amazing and the view is seriously one you can’t beat. The sunset deck is Covered, so some rain is not a total game changer- but it also gives the guests a nice break from the reception hall (which is inside), which made our guests comfortable with spacing out during these times. Luckily our weather was perfect and the photos are literally amazing- there is no better view in Virginia Beach. I would highly recommend the Lesner for a wedding !!

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jurko

    JUNE 22, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    I could NOT be happier with the service from Lesner Inn. Our coordinator Liz was SO helpful each time we met with her and had questions. The ceremony and receptions spaces were absolutely beautiful. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing and I would recommend this venue to anyone!

  • The Bells

    SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Alexis, We just wanted to say thank you for all that you did Saturday & all the planning leading up to our wedding day. We had such an amazing day! And we really appreciated you making sure we were taken care of throughout the night. You’re amazing at what you do & helped our wedding day turn out to be perfect! Thank you again!

  • Jon & Brit­tany Wil­son

    JULY 15, 2017
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Girls at the Lesner Inn, Wow! I can’t believe it’s been just about a year since Jon and I came through the doors and knew that this would be the place we say “I do”. You guys are awesome and made planning a breeze even for this bride who didn’t have it all together. Thank you guys so much for everything, our day was perfect!

  • Kyle & Elise Miller

    APRIL 8, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Lindsey!
    I am speechless! Friday was truly amazing. You went above and beyond to make our day so special! We loved every second of the night. Thank you also for the champagne glasses and kitchen towel. You are so sweet! Everyone raved about the night. You and Lesner Inn are AMAZING!
    Love you
    Kyle & Elise Miller

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